Friday, April 23, 2010
This is the first "gay" film reviewed by Vitamin Burger. I figured I would get in the practice, since I am about to start reviewing gay Horror films for Horroryearbook.com. People who know me, know that I am not very "outwardly gay", or in other words most people don't know I am gay unless I tell them. But I do see the need for Gay & Lesbian films, since we are usually so lambasted in mainstream films. It's just a shame that the average moviegoer won't give a gay film a chance, even though most of these films don't include graphic sex, just centered around gay characters. Mulligans is a pretty decent gay-drama despite it's shortcomings.
Tyler is a college-student, who along with his best friend Chase, head home to Canada for the summer, for a job at a golf course. They stay with Tyler's family, who are his parents Nathan & Stacey, and his adorable little sister Birdie(who is actually wise beyond her years). Not long after their arrival Chase tells Tyler that he is gay. Tyler tries to be supportive, but you can tell that he has a problem with the issue. Before long we see that Tyler's dad Nathan has some emerging sexual tension aimed at Chase. He tells Chase that he has always been gay, but he didn't know how to handle it, and thus married Stacey, and started a family. You actually feel sorry for Nathan, until he and Chase start messing around. They are so reckless that first Stacey catches them, and then Tyler does. Stacey is very forgiving, as she says she has known about her husband the whole time. Tyler freaks out, and will not talk to Chase anymore, and this crushes Chase. It's a very well-acted film, and keeps you interested through it's duration. It's also safe for straight folks, as there is no on screen sex, beyond kissing. Check it out if this sounds at all interesting to you.